[nfbwatlk] FW: [Wcb-l] History kicks 5

Nightingale, Noel via nfbwatlk nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org
Fri May 23 18:51:34 UTC 2014


Mike,
I suggest that you, Ben, Gary, Denise, and Marci,   and any others you see fit, write a history of the blind organizations in this state and post it to the NFB of Washington website.  We would all benefit from such a history as would future generations.

Noel


-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Mike Freeman
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:56 PM
To: 'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] FW: [Wcb-l] History kicks 5

Yes. Sue Anderson is now sue Ammeter.

And WCB has always claimed that *it* was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, the *legitimate* heir to the NFB. Yes, the council did exist back then but I'm not even sure there was an affiliate in the state of Washington. The Federation affiliate was called the Washington Association for the Blind; that was the name it began with in 1935 and was known as when it joined the NFB in 1941. It was technically the name the Federation affiliate was known as until the late 1970's when there was a move to institute uniform names of "NFB of ..." for all state affiliates.

Of course, the NFB of Washington split in 1979 as you know with what is now the Washington Council of the Blind then being known as the United Blind of Washington State. By that time, there *was* a Washington Council of the Blind but it was quite small. UBWS and WCB joined in 1990.

Anyway, they consider that *they* are carrying on the heritage and tradition of the NFB.

It's sort of like MAD and RID -- both are organizations of mothers against drunk driving and both insist that each is *the* legitimate organization of mothers against drunk driving and that the other organization's claims to legitimacy are bogus.

In fairness, though, both the NFB of Washington and the Washington Council of the Blind know they have better things to do than rehash old quarrels.

Anyway, we both claim the same history up until '79.

Mike


-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of debby phillips
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 11:25 AM
To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] FW: [Wcb-l] History kicks 5

So Mike, what the heck is going on? Maybe you need to try and re-recruit Frank.  Lol.  I'm not sure why he's sending all this stuff from the Braille Monitor.  Surely the Council had some stuff going on in Washington state at that time? Maybe not.  Mind you, I'm enjoying these articles.  I'm assuming that Sue Anderson 
is now Sue Ammeter?     Debby

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